There’s my mom in the middle between my daughter and me!
I thought since Mother’s Day is coming up I’d remind you of a few of my favourite projects suitable for Mother’s Day gifts.
On the left is a flower pot filled with pens made to look like flowers blooming out of it – makes for a lovely pen holder on your desk. On the right is a memo holder (there’s a fork hiding behind that flower that is perfect for holding little notes). In the middle, I made a “slipcover” for a napkin holder to turn it into a mail holder to go with the rest of this desk set. Check out the details here:
This photo frame is an ideal gift for moms. I used a simple inexpensive acrylic frame (one with a built in stand) and made a slipcover to go over it. The fun thing about this is that you can give it to your Mom with a selection of slipcovers to coordinate with a variety of occasions or decor.
There will be another post coming about this book to show you how it turned out once completed but in the meantime, there’s a full tutorial for it. The basic book is made from toilet paper rolls and paper towels. The tp rolls once flattened create pockets allowing you to slide tags inside with hidden messages about your Mom. Fun and pretty!
A necklace made from paper – new or recycled!
This is one of my all-time favourite projects. It’s a little book that’s a brooch and it opens up to reveal pictures of your loved ones.
Another form of a little journal/scrapbook that you can make for your Mom. It’s a square that then folds open to reveal all these lovely sections inside.
Flower brooch made from a simple zipper
A couple of different types of magnet boards – on the left is one that’s mainly decorative but does have little marble magnets on it so you can place little reminders on it. On the right is one that serves as an organization centre. Made from inexpensive materials from your local hardware/DIY store.